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AAAS Leadership Again Decries Intimidation of Scientists Who Use Animals in Research

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AAAS Leadership Again Decries Intimidation of Scientists Who Use Animals in Research

In response to an attack by animal rights extremists who reportedly placed an incendiary device against the front door of a California researcher who uses animals in her research, AAAS reaffirmed a 29 November 2007 statement by its Board of Directors, decrying such tactics.For the second time in four months, the home of Edythe London, a professor of psychiatry and bio-behavioral science and of molecular and medical pharmacology at the David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), apparently was targeted by animal rights extremists. The AAAS Board of Directors has noted that "the use of animals in research continues to make critical contributions to understanding basic life processes and to the treatment of human disease." Board members said they recognize and support the right of all citizens to protest and dissent from policies with which they disagree. But, they added that unlawful and dangerous actions should not be tolerated.


By AAAS, USA.


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